Time to eat the hosta



A fresh look at this cousin of the asparagus should lead to a radical role reassignment from being merely a garden ornament to major cooking pot regular
THE ONE thing everyone knows about hostas is that they get eaten by slugs. Perhaps less well-known is that they are also eaten by humans.
In Japan, especially, hosta is a commercial food crop. In Britain, we’ve grown them for centuries as ornamentals, prized for their impressive foliage more than their flowers and for their ability to thrive in shady positions where little else succeeds. There’s no need to choose between the two functions,... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Editorial, Views: 36
Source: Morning Star
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